The Dare to Imagine Award is made possible through a grant from Susan and Edward Norvell .This special award, bearing a cash scholarship, honors one Rowan County graduating senior whose artwork most exemplifies the creative potential of the human spirit, heart, and hand.
Congratulations to our 2017 Winner!
JC Carson High School
Dr. Mark Riley, Art Specialist
Thank you to all our Rowan County seniors who submitted their portfolios for the 2017 Dare To Imagine Award. There were eight entries, representing three high schools, West, Carson, and North.
The Dare To Imagine Award is made possible through a gift from local art patrons Susan and Edward Norvell.
This special award is presented annually to one Rowan County graduating senior whose artwork most exemplifies the creative potential of the human spirit, heart, and hand.
The award bears a $1,000 scholarship, custom framing, and a summer solo exhibition of selected works at Waterworks.
Student portfolios are reviewed by a panel of jurors in a blind judging process in five categories: Artistic Sensitivity, Skill and Technique, Originality, Composition, and Overall Quality and Presentation.
"It is my great pleasure to announce this year’s winner, Catherine Traina, said Waterworks' Director, Anne Scott Clement. Her work exhibited the strongest range of ideas, originality, and technical talent."
Catherine's show will open in conjunction with the museum's summer exhibitions on May 27. A Meet-the-Artists and public opening reception will be held on Friday, June 2, 6-8pm. Ms. Traina's award will be presented during the reception.
Past Winners of the Dare To Imagine Award
2003 - Trevor Messinger - Salisbury High School
2004 - Jeffrey Yacevich - West Rowan High School
2005 - Emily Bartsch - West Rowan High School
2006 - Laura Ritchie - West Rowan High School
2007 - Logan Childress - South Rowan High School
2008 - Shannon Elrod - East Rowan High School
2009 - Hannah Thompson - J.C. Carson High School
2010 - Michelle Casper - J.C. Carson High School
2011 - R. Dean Crouch - East Rowan High School
2012 - Courtney Quaintance - West Rowan High School
2013 - Kaitlin Crouch - East Rowan High School
2014 - Jordan VanVoorhis - J.C. Carson High School
2015 - Isabel Hartsell - West Rowan High School
2016 - Eli Helms - J.C. Carson High School
Waterworks Visual Arts Center 123 East Liberty Street Salisbury NC 28144 p. 704.636.1882 f. 704.636.1895